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Charles Dominic Rutta

Charles Rutta
Full Name: Charles Dominic Rutta
Birth date: March 31, 1907
Death date: May 26, 1969

Terms of Service

  • House, 45th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 12/1/1937
    Democrat
  • House, 44th Legislature
    1/8/1935 - 1/12/1937
    Democrat
(1) "Rep. Rutta Resigns," 11/25/1937, p. 12. Resigned on 11/24/1937, effective Dec. 1, to become an assistant attorney general. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Marvin Sprain, in special election 7/23/1938, succeeded Charles D. Rutta, resigned 12/1/1938. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) "Texas Topics," by Raymond Brooks, 12/23/1937, p. 8. "Resignations from the legislature continue, as members take state positions . . ." - Byron England, Unemployment Compensation Commission; Charles D. Rutta, Attorney General; Harry Graves, Criminal Appeals Court. Doyle Settle working for Texas Tech, but not necessary to retire from Legislature. Port Arthur News .

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Obituary, "County Judge Charles D. Rutta Dies at Age 62", 5/29/1969, p. 1. Colorado County Citizen (Columbus, Texas) .
  • Charles Dominic Rutta, birth date 3/31/1907, death date 5/26/1969, interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in preview of 44th Legislature and discussion of legislative turnover, "Texas House Gets 80 New Members," 10/15/1934, p. 14. San Antonio Express .
  • Memorial, September 1969, p. 644. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Army, Captain, discharged in 1945. Memorial, September 1969, p. 644. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Army, Captain, World War II. "He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting as a private in the Army in 1942 and emerging as a captain in December 1945." Obituary, "Judge Rutta, Stroke Victim, Buried May 28," 6/5/1969, p. 1. Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas) .
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